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president, ronald reagan, bill clinton, george w. bush they all have national agendas. clinton the new democrat agenda, george w. bush, compassionate conservative. think what does the nation need. i think republican governors it's scott walker running for election, they will need to pivot say this is my national agenda not just, i was a good governor in this particular state. >> again, some people forgotten the last republican nominee was a former governor. >> dickerson: let motown iran. you are very critical of the administration, a core objective of u.s. policy they say, but your alternative is war. that you're advocating is a march to war with iran. >> administration itself used to say that all options are on the table, what does that mean except the threat of military force. the administration wants to say military force is out of the question, then they are going to make the deal they just made. if administration is serious about possibility that we really need to stop the nuclear program allow them to continue enrichment, have the ken trifinals and iraq plan that's not serious a
in south africa. this morning president obama, joined by first lady and former president george w. bush, laura bush, former secretary of state hillary clinton all left washington from andrews air force base on "air force one." president clinton and jimmy carter will be meeting them in south africa. president obama will be speaking at tomorrow's memorial service. nbc's ron allen live in soweto. ron, this is a gathering of the great, families, people of south africa all gathering. you have covered this so long. tell me about the emotions as people in south africa prepare? >>. >> reporter: it's an unbelievable atmosphere. we're across the street from the nelson mandela home, the home occupied from 1940s to 1990s. tomorrow is a day that will be unlike any other. there's more than 80 heads of state here. that will surpass the heads of state and world leaders who came to mourn and to say good-bye to pope john paul ii. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions
will be presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. comprising one of the most prestigious frequent flyer clubs in the world. today, air force one departed for south africa, where more than 90 world leaders are planning to attend nelson mandela's memorial tuesday in johannesburg. inside air force one, the obamas and george w. and laura bush along with former first lady clinton, the former president bill and daughter chelsea are flying from an event in rio and linking up with the rest of the club tomorrow. president george h.w. bush who has been in poor health for some time will not be making the trip. together, they are set for an almost 20-hour flight, even though there's only one bed on board. >> air force one is a very intimate setting so that's the place where you can have quieter conversations. once you get to one of these massive events, it's very hard to have real conversations. >> these long flights, believe it or not, can forge friendships. in 1981, president ronald reagan could not attend the funeral of egypt's anwar saddat so he enlisted others to att
the audience that will include three former u.s. presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as many other dignitaries and celebrities. george and laura bush are aboard air force one with the obamas right now. so is the former secretary of state hillary clinton, the current attorney general of the united states, eric holder, the national security advisor to the president, susan rice, among many, many others. let's bring in our chief national correspondent, john king, who has covered a lot of these kinds of trips. we have been on many of these major trips. can it get awkward from time to time? you have -- there will be four american presidents, current president, three former presidents, in south africa with their wives at the same time. >> number one, a major security challenge for the united states secret service and their international allies as they cooperate on this. i just spoke to a couple sources, they say they are very confident. can it get awkward. you mentioned the current president of the united states and raul castro. i was at the mandela inauguration wher
. and this was the idea that was put forward by dick cheney and david addington and their crew that george w. bush had to have extraordinary power. he could set aside the geneva conventions on things like torture. so is the irony just being missed by republicans, that they used to want george w. bush to be extraordinarily power and now they don't like president obama being an uber, meaning awesome president? >> yeah, they were totally comfortable with president bush having wide-ranging executive -- far-reaching and you know, ground-breaking really executive power. this president not so much. but the thing that i find really fascinating too, and you'll remember, it started very early when he started appointing people and he had the -- what they were calling green jobs czars and other things. the czars, that was the initial. but they vacillate. they can't decide which attack they want to go with. he's either this like supreme dictatorial, you know, heavy handed leader, or he's totally feckless and leading from behind, and he's -- >> exactly. >> just observe ohhing his administration without actually tak
. >> reporter: mandela, as an ex-president, met with george w. bush in 2005. but there was no love lost there. mandela was one of bush's harshest critics when it came to iraq. when we talked to bush about the ailing mandela earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. tha
. you hear from a guy who was tougher on george w. bush over eight years than anybody. >> i remember. >> but this whole mandela, passing of nelson mandela, we focused on what actually, bono and people that had been obsessed on african, all the aids workers there. george w. bush did more for africa than any president in the country's history. it's remarkable. >> yeah. it's a true legacy for george w. bush, saved millions of people. saved the continent. >> i want to play eric cantor piece. eric is a friend of mine. no rand paul. rand paul. here's what rand paul said. we're talking about extending unemployment benefits. mika and i have been going back and forth a little bit. i don't think this is the smartest thing in the world to say. might be a little harsh. for a party -- >> i do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they are paid for. if you extend it beyond that you do a disservice to these workers. there was a study that came out a few months ago and it said if you have a worker that's been unemployed for four weeks and on unemployment insurance and one on 99 weeks w
? to the instrument the irs to decline to enforce the income tax laws? president george w. w. bush proposed unsuccessfully a reduction in the capital gains rate. should he have instead simply instructed the irs not to tax capital gains at a rate greater than 10%? the point is not what you think of any president obama's individual policy decisions. the point is the president may not consistent with the command that he faithfully execute the laws unilaterally amend, way versus and the law. we must resist the president deliver a pattern of circumventing the branch in favor of administrative decision-making. we cannot allow the separation of powers enshrined in our constitution to be abandoned in favor of an undue concentration of power in the executive branch. as james madison warned centuries ago in federalist number 47, the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. it is now my pleasure to recognize the ranking member of the judiciary committee, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers for his o
actually on a terrorist watch list. it wasn't until 2008 that legislation was signed by george w. bush administration until 2008 there was actually legislation to take him off that list. can you tell us why it took so long for that to happen and how he got there in the first place? >> well, it actually took a very long time. president bush and condoleezza rice started that process to get nelson mandela and comrades off the terror watch list. frankly the nationalization immigration law, once you labeled someone on a terrorist, it's very difficult to take them off. and that did happen as you said in 2008, it took an act of congress. we actually had to pass legislation, condoleezza went to the hill and asked them to pass the legislation and finally president bush signed that law, signed that legislation into law. but today, i understand from many high ranking anc officials homeland security continues to treat some of them as needing a waiver to get into the united states, which is an embarrassment and what secretary rice said today, at the time, we can't allow president mandela, a man of
the first time implementation of gone accordingot to schedule. bush for george w. example failed to meet some of deadlines in medicare part d. even though it was legislation he strongly supported. interestingally that some members who strenuously opposed the act and whoare worked diligently to obstruct implementation now complain that the president is unconstitutionally impeding the of his signature legislative accomplishment. how interesting. taking steps to deal with the realities of implementation of a complex program hardly to taketes a failure care that the laws are faithfully executed. -- part and parcel of doing just that. administrations in the past have obstructed the implementation of opposed but no one is seriously contending that obama opposes the affordable care act, obamacare. or that his administration's constitute intentional obstruction of the law. beenin the past there have legitimate concerns about delays in the law's implementation, turned to the administrative procedure act. act allows the courts to determine whether a delay is unreasonable and order appropriate reli
of president clinton's. -- of president bush's, george w. bush. and two of president clinton's. that's a total of seven in the history of united states senate. when a filibuster has said to a subcabinet member, we're going to deny you your seat because of a filibuster or a failed cloture vote. so president obama has been treated about exactly the same as his last two predecessors. and in all of those i've just mentioned, we've only found among cabinet members, district judges, among supreme court justices and subcabinet members, two obama nominees who've been denied their seats because a failed cloture vote. now, that is a fact, madam president. that is not a piece of republican propaganda. that comes from the congressional research service. so why is there a fuss about this? well, maybe it's because of the federal circuit judges. well, let's talk about that. as for appeals court judges, republican filibusters have blocked five, have blocked five. well, when did that -- when did that happen? that happened, madam president, as a result of what happened in 2003, the year i came to the senate.
, he was appointed to the supreme court by president george h.w. bush. by this time, he had emerged as an outspoken conservative, so the confirmation process exacted a personal toll. but by following the example of his grandfather, he persevered. and our nation is very fortunate that he did. on the court, justice thomas has been a steady and committed originalist, playing a pivotal role in the recovery and restoration of the original meaning method of constitutional interpretation. he has made substantial and important contributions to our law. both in his opinions for the court and when writing separately. perhaps most notably in the areas of federalism and the separation of powers, the jurisprudence of protection and the guarantee of trial by jury, and the law of free political speech. his opinions reflect a deeper appreciation for the liberty- protecting structure of our constitutional system. he has advanced in understanding in the constitution, informed by the vital truths expressed in the declaration of independence, connecting our political and derivative documents. his extra
george h.w. bush. by this time, he had emerged as an outspoken conservative, so the confirmation process exacted a personal toll. but by following the example of his grandfather, he persevered. and our nation is very fortunate that he did. on the court, justice thomas has been a steady and committed originalist, playing a pivotal role in the recovery and restoration of the original meaning method of constitutional interpretation. he has made substantial and important contributions to our law. both in his opinions for the court and when writing separately. perhaps most notably in the areas of federalism and the separation of powers, the jurisprudence of protection and the guarantee of trial by jury, and the law of free political speech. his opinions reflect a deeper appreciation for the liberty- protecting structure of our constitutional system. he has advanced in understanding in the constitution, informed by the vital truths expressed in the declaration of independence, connecting our political and derivative documents. his extraordinary personal fortitude is an example to all who would
with the seattle mariners worth $240 million. the mariners, by the way, haven't reached the playoffs since george w. bush's first year in office. ouch. >> take a look at this. terrifying video. a boeing 777 trying to land at an airport in the uk. but powerful winds forced it sideways before going back up in the air. we're told the gusts hit 50 miles per hour, and passengers -- look at it going back up. passengers on the plane watched the whole thing on live television as they were sitting on their seats. the plane tried landing twice before diverting to another airport. >>> and just days after that train derailed in new york, killing four people, we've heard the words like highway hypnosis and in a daze, when it comes to that operator. even though we still don't know exactly what happened in those crucial moments before that crash, cnn's chris freights gets a behind the scenes look in the front of a commuter train. >> as passengers rushed through their morning commute, engineer jeff klein scales 12 feet into this locomotive and gets ready to take responsibility for hundreds of people's lives. with
the administration took this action, president george w. bush secretary concord the obama administration to delay the mandate was wise. that was based on his experience in phasing in the medicare part d. prescription drug benefit. i have to say hyperventilating about an extraordinary and unprecedented constitutional these delays are is just that. it's contrary to the obvious historical fact. nor is the delay of the employer mandate on the front of the constitution. the framers could have prescribed to m believe that the president execute so why do they have faithfully and take care and i would have to disagree with professor rosenkranz and turley about their explanation of this in the original meaning of the clause. they were taking pains to clarify the president's duty is to implement the law in good faith and to exercise reasonable care with the word take care in doing so. the fact is that scholars on both left and right can' concors broadly worded phase to handle with fidelity to all including indeed the constitution. as a legal and practical matter, the president's phase in of the employer ma
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